On 24th May Sigurdur Sveinsson reached the summit of Everest – Today he gave his reaction.
“Everest Summit 2021, 24th may at 04:30am local time with my buddy Heimir Hallgrimsson. More updates on the summit bid later, there is a lot to cover and tell. But for now in short.
“Everest was everything but easy on us, we decided to leave early, stay focused and be efficient the whole way. No matter what time or view we would reach. It took us 8h to climb, we got on top in absolutely otherworldly conditions. Red moon, frozen alpine glow in the sunlight and winds picking up… freezing all our electronics & we pretty much had the mountain to ourselves.
“The climb it self was like we knew, hard work but we knew it would take end if we kept at it. Getting down to c4 went smooth but then our real journey and test began.
“I will tell you all about it later but I’m proud, I’m touched by the support (it really touched me by the heart) and I’m safe in basecamp recovering from sickness I developed on the mountain.
“Loads of love to you all, after pushing your body to the limit of the soul I feel the riches man in the world to have the community like this to share my emotions with.”
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